I'm tired. Just am. So, today's blog update will be mostly in picture form.
We went to Target where we got all the supplies for Abby's new Treasure Chest. To be used as rewards for sitting on the Potty. I get it, she's not ready to train yet - and I'm not going to force it on her (no good ever came of that for anyone). But, I am going to up the incentives and encouragement.
Abby was pretty excited about her treasure chest. She sat on the potty twice today - which, I think, doubles her yearly total.
We saw this packaging paper at Home Depot. It's free. So we took a bunch home for art projects. We spent some time just coloring on it - then decided to do tracings. Again, Abby was pretty impressed.
E was not so excited.
We changed her face to match and Abby added a beard...I dunno why.
After nap, Abby ran out with this around her head and said "Rawr! I'm a Lion!"
while putting E to bed, got a text from Kyle that says "what gets crayon off walls?"
This is after her time out.
(and no, clorox doesn't get it off - but it was the principal of having her help clean. Will be getting more magic erasers tomorrow)
Abby chilling with her two treasure chest prizes - a bouncy ball and a sucker.
She was really proud of these.
And finally - reading with daddy. She's been insisting on wearing her mickey (minnie?) ears lately during story time.
And thanks to everyone who has asked how Abs is doing. She's doing better. She's still afraid of things, but we've made small gains everyday. Last night, she stayed in bed all night for the first time since her big freak out. She still woke up crying twice (three times?), but stayed in bed. She still refuses to get under the covers, but we've occasionally convinced her to use a blanket on top of the covers.
Tonight, she asked for her magic spray again and she went around the room and sprayed everything before getting into bed. We (um, she) lost her flashlight, but she's not asked for it either. We did nightlight for a few nights, but we haven't used it for two days or so now.
So - small gains, and she'll be fine. This is just a phase and it'll pass. Eventually.
I hope you all had wonderful days. Enjoy the weekend. :)